"I Attribute My Success To This-- I Never Gave or Took Any Excuse"

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"I Attribute My Success To This-- I Never Gave or Took Any Excuse" A Florence Nightingale Quote by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe

Florence Nightingale was an extraordinary woman, so it makes sense that she has tips to success that still apply to us many years after she's gone. Being someone that takes no excuses does not mean you have to become the Gordon Ramsey of Real Estate, though. It means that you know where responsilibites fall and will hold anyone accountable for any shortcomings, yourself included.

We are often our hardest critics, but it isn't just you that is responsibile for completing transactions. If you work with someone who constantly fails with a certain task, the better option isn't to just let their failure happen thus affecting a sales closing time, it's to hold them accountable for it. It may feel like it's not your place, but if you're doing business with them then it is! Plus, aren't they going to be better off with someone wanting to help them learn from their mistakes rather than wallowing in it? 

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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com or www.lynbrookhighhomes.com. For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

She was truly inspirational and I remember my Dad telling me about her pursuits when I was a young child.

Nov 02, 2017 09:05 PM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I agree that we should all take accountability for ourselves. And we should hold others accountable as well.

Nov 03, 2017 03:52 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The word in the English language that has the greatest tyranny is the word should, as in I should have.

Nov 03, 2017 05:49 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like this quote selection. This is good advice as we face the challenges of the new month.

Nov 03, 2017 06:23 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michelle- you make an excellent point...not just to not give excuses but not to accept them either. Are we doing our friends or peers any good by accepting their excuses? 

Nov 04, 2017 12:53 PM #5
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

That is a great quote. There really is no excuse good enough for a task not completed.

Nov 04, 2017 01:15 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nov 04, 2017 07:20 PM #7
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  I am glad I did not miss it, thanks to Kathy's wrap up!

Nov 05, 2017 05:57 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Michelle. I love this quote and it makes perfect sense. Wow...thank you for sharing Florence Nightengale.

Nov 05, 2017 07:08 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You are not helping anyone at all by constantly accepting their excuses. If you are not going to hole them accountable, don't continue working with them!

Nov 05, 2017 07:46 AM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michelle

Thank you for sharing this. Florence Nightingale was a very wise, and inspiring woman, and we certainly can learn a lot from her and her wisdom!


Nov 05, 2017 07:23 PM #11
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Great quote, I do the best I possibly can, and I expect others to do the same. Interesting, I just went into contract with another (listing) agent, and I've already heard several excuses why things weren't done. Does not bode well for the transaction. I need to be so much vigilant.

Nov 05, 2017 07:39 PM #12
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Michelle, that's a tough one. Holding ourselves accountable is tough enough...I have a hard time pointing the finger at someone else unless it comes to the point where it's happened so many times that it will kill the deal. 

You still have to be careful! 

Nov 06, 2017 12:43 PM #13
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Hello Michelle, Thanks to Kathy's weekly wrap up I was able to read this post.  Ah, that pesky "A" word....Accountability.

Nov 07, 2017 05:20 AM #14
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

The path to success is no place for excuses. She was a briliant woman. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 07, 2017 12:50 PM #15
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is true, the voice in our heads is always tells us to stay safe and millions reasons to give up.....

Dec 06, 2017 08:04 PM #16
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